Policy Portal CFP: Call for Papers

The CJC Policy Portal seeks short critical commentaries on constituent elements and key issues for a Canadian digital and data strategy. The development of such a strategy is the current focus of the federal government, through consultations led by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, as well as industry and advocacy organization initiatives.  Specific topics may include, but are not limited to:


Digital and data justice
Data and intersectionality

Mitigating data and discrimination

Data and governance

Data and privacy

Data and IP

Unpacking the black box: issues in digital and data literacy

Algorithmic transparency and accountability

Data localization

Indigenous data sovereignty

Innovation in the digital and data economy

The rhetoric of digital and data disruption


Authors are encouraged to contact Leslie Shade, CJC Policy Portal Editor (leslie.shade@utoronto.ca) if they have any questions.


Submission Guidelines
Submission deadline: November 5, 2018

Submission Length: 750 words-2K words including references.

Submit to the CJC Portal at


Please indicated that your paper is for the Policy Portal. Thank you.

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